A Tudor Palace Revealed
In 2007, we received a grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund to fund our project entitled "A Tudor Palace Revealed". The award of £30,700 enabled members of the Friends and associated organisations to transform the presentation of the Palace.
A great deal was achieved – the installation of an electric supply to the vault building, the acquisition of many marvellous items for the display of Tudor times in the vault building, the clearing and resurfacing of the floor within the upstanding Tudor walls and the acquisition of a heavy duty strimmer and a power scythe to keep the walkways clear. In addition, there was the construction of the rustic handrails over the entrance causeway and the purchase and erection of a shed for the tools formerly stored in the vault building.
We also purchased a Tudor-style pavilion tent, benches and explanatory signs, and had designed two banner stands to attract members of the public, both in general and to become members and volunteers.
All of this was celebrated with a short ceremony at 3pm at the Open Day on Sunday 11th July 2010 with The Councillor Mohammed Iqbal, Mayor of Woking and Marilyn Scott, the Director of The Lightbox, in her capacity as a Regional Committee Member of the Heritage Lottery Fund.
The Tudor-style pavilion and the name plates we purchased with the support of the Heritage Lottery Fund.
New Floor for the King's Hall
Volunteers hard at work laying the new surface in the King's hall during May 2009